Match Preview: Manchester Central vs Bolton County

Manchester Central Cory Knight

Manchester Central look to register their first points of the league campaign when they face Bolton County at The Manchester College on Saturday (KO 15:00).

After winning promotion last season, Central manager Paul McGuire’s side have found it tough going in their opening two fixtures of the Manchester Football League Premier Division season.

Central have been on the receiving end of back-to-back 5-2 defeats so far this season, first losing to Rochdale Sacred Heart and then Royton Town.

However, despite the early struggles, McGuire and his player know there are plenty league games to go yet in the season, and against an equally-struggling Bolton County side they stand a good chance of recording their first points of the campaign.

As much as Central have been on the back of two heavy defeats, the club’s attacking talent are still finding their shooting boots successfully. Central striker Cory Knight, who bagged a brace against Royton, already has three goals this season.

With some greater luck defensively, fortunes could quickly turn around for McGuire’s men.

The Central players have already tasted success and silverware this season, winning the Terry Wood cup 5-0 against Chadderton Reserves prior to the new league season commencing, and will be keen to get back to those winning ways as soon as possible.

This weekend’s opponents Bolton County have also lost their two opening games too, their most recent a 5-1 defeat to Dukinfield Town, and sit in the position above Central in the league on goal difference alone.

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